When was the last time you spoke to your real estate agent in person, face to face? You heard me…not over the telephone and not in a typed email… actually face to face. It’s not that common anymore that people meet each other face to face to do business. Business deals take place through emails, fax machines and Fed Ex! Don’t get me wrong, I love technology. There is no arguing how much faster we can get things done and reach out to people all over the world like never before. The funny thing is technology offers so many distractions that sometimes I wonder, are we really accomplishing more?
This morning I caught the last half of a movie, The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith. I have not seen the whole movie yet, but what I did see gave me inspiration. Based on a true story, it was about a struggling salesman and his young son who eventually end up evicted and living on the streets and homeless shelters. He lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stock-broker training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut.
The part of this movie that struck a chord with me this morning was watching Chris Gardner’s (Will Smith’s character) determination so strong that he never once complained or let anyone know he was in trouble. His approach to his eventual success was simple. He studied his training book diligently and found a way to make more sales calls than everyone else in less time. He had no time to waste so he didn’t waste it. The most important scene was when he missed his very first sales appointment (at no fault of his own) he went in person to meet his failed prospect at his home to apologize and asked to reschedule a new meeting. It was this personal, face to face contact that lead to his eventual success in the story.
I feel fortunate to be living in a small town in today’s fast paced society. It is common place for our clients to simply “stop by” the office and say hello or talk real estate with us. Living in the small town of Bandon and like many of of our small neighboring towns, we seem to get to know our clients on a more personal level because we run into each other frequently whether it be at a friend’s dinner party, at the grocery store, at the coffee shop or just passing each other by driving around town.
Our website allows for online searches for homes, but we want to welcome you to a more personal level of service. It still exists with our team at Beach Loop Realty. We don’t want to get in the way of your internet hunt for information, but why not put down the computer and lets get together in person before you make your final decision to buy or sell your next home, whether you are in town or not, lets talk, one on one. You deserve personal service, the kind that leads to success. I believe we can accomplish more by getting to know you and what it is you need from us.
Real estate doesn’t have to have technical difficulties, if you would just allow yourself to get personal with your real estate agent!